■(TB) 'Helen Collingwood'

1950, Smith

'Helen Collingwood'. (Kenneth D. Smith, 1949) TB. Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R3D, height 40". 'Extravaganza' X 'Louise Blake'. Honorable Mention 1950, Award of Merit 1952. Smith 1950.

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From AIS Bulletin #117, April 1950. Introducing HELEN COLLINGWOOD (1949). A truly brilliant creation in the neglecta class. Well branched 40 inch stalks with light lavender standards and brilliant violet purple falls. Entirely different. 4 branches. Late midseason. $25.00. K.D. Smith.
From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: HELEN COLLINGWOOD. (K. Smith, '49). M. (Extravaganza x Louise Blake). Beautiful, superb neglecta. Almost an amoena --will be highly useful for hybridizing, surely. H. M. 1950. Award Merit, '52. $6.00.
From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1955: "A very brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are light lavender, the falls bright violet-purple .. a decided contrast. Stalks are 40 inches tall, sturdy and vigorous."
'Helen Collingwood' is a very hardy variety, well known to be a good survivor of neglect and hence likely to be passed around over the decades. It helps that she is quite lovely and a ready bloomer, giving her much garden value. Understandably she often shows up looking for a name. -- MikeUnser - 2014-05-11

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